IPL 2018: Jos Buttler Keeps Rajasthan Royals In Hunt For Playoffs

Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals plays a reverse sweep against Chennai Super Kings during their IPL 2018 match

Chennai Super Kings are virtually through to the play-offs as they hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

Jofra Archer (2-42) bowled Rayudu cheaply, but Watson and Raina put on 86 runs off 56 balls for the second wicket.

Chennai Super Kings' latest recruit Ambati Rayudu has been a revelation for his side, leading the run charts this season for his franchise with some aggressive batting. CSK needs 180 runs to win.

After eleven games and only three left to be played, Rajasthan Royals has to win the rest of the games to qualify for the playoffs, and their bowler Jaydev Unadkat reiterated how important balance of the team is at this crucial stage.

CSK's batting has clicked with all the players getting runs under their belt with Australian Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Suresh Raina, skipper Dhoni and West Indian Dwayne all in good form.

Raina then completed his 34th IPL half-century, second in all-time list behind Gambhir/Warner who have 36 half-centuries to their name. These three wickets in a jiffy took the momentum totally off SRH's innings but in light of their excellent bowling resources, one largely expected them to defend 179. Deepak Hooda played a brief came of 21 runs off 11 balls, which injected the much-needed impetus into the SRH innings. His strike rate of 163.75 and average of 98.25 is his best amongst all his IPL season.Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he will be facing his most favoured IPL opposition as he has his best average and strike-rate against them among the now active IPL teams.

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Asked about the performance of his bowlers, Fleming said, "Yes, it could have been better, they could have been more accurate". The Kane Williamson led Hyderabad is already in red-hot form and looking forward to consolidate its position in the playoffs.

MS Dhoni is going through a purple patch this season and has scored 393 runs at an average of 98.25 and a strike rate of 163.75. In their last encounter, chasing a massive total of 188 runs.

SRH have shown they are capable of putting huge totals as well as defending low scores.

The spinners have been well supported by the pace department led by fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul. Williamson did the hard yards earlier in his knock and later accelerated to notch his seventh half-century of this year's tournament. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who struggled for runs earlier, got back his touch against Delhi, smashing a 50-ball unbeaten 92, laced with nine fours and four sixes.

Shortly after removing Williamson, Shardul Thakur subjected Manish Pandey (5) to the same treatment.

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